How Much Love is There in the Pride of Homeownership?

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Thinking back on my first home purchase. I was not a Realtor. My close friend was going through a divorce. She was going to sell her cute row house close to both our parents. I was just 1973 I was  married with a gorgeous two year old daughter Johanna. The house was $21,000 both our parents helped us with the $1,000 each and we had some money saved. My husband worked at an attorney office who took care of everything. 

 

Six years later there was now a nine month brother Eric and we decided to move. We now had a considerable amount of equity in the house. The interest however were very high around 18%. I did find a very nice lady Realtor. She worked for Fox & Lazo (now Berkshire Hathaway) She found a cash buyer right away for top dollar. I respect her even more thinking back as I wanted to live in a townhouse in Neshaminy Valley Bensalem that was not her area and she referred me to another agent in Bucks County. The problem was he did not listen to what I wanted. He was more comfortable showing me singles in Levittown. He would also make pit stops to his own house in  Levittown.

 

 

Being who I am this was a big turn off..This agent was foolish. I was ready to buy he did not listen .Always listen to your clients wants and needs.

 

I started looking in the newspaper this was way before computers. I found a "for sale by owner"  I loved it. It had every thing I wanted plus it was a hop skip and a jump from the Elementary School. I took my husband Joe he loved it too and again we had the attorney's handle the sale. Also the sellers  bank was willing to give us a 15% interest rate. Wow what a great deal

 

 

To make along story short I decided to go back to work once both of my children were in school. So I took a vocational guidance test. Real Estate Agent was top of the list. The rest is history ---

 

After a year at Realty World I went to Re/Max. One day builder representatives came in the office to show us plans for a new development behind the Golf Course which was close to our office. Five of us in the office ended up buying a house there I was the first. I called Joe who was convinced we would go broke if we moved again so I did the Ben Franklin approach and showed him how we could do it. We had lived in our townhouse more than seven years and had quite a bit of equity. Especially because when we bought interest rates were high so when the rates came down prices went up. We purchased at the right time and had a nice amount of money to put down.

 

 

Real Estate was a great investment for us as a young couple. We did not buy the house of our dreams the first time but it was a nice house. We had wonderful memories there and it was a great investment.. It allowed us to step up into a spacious townhouse that today would cost a quarter of a million dollars. From there into a beautiful single house that today our daughter Johanna and my son-in law John with my beautiful four grandchildren live in with the pride of home ownership 

 

 

So if you want to talk about the pride of ownership I can . Even if I do not own this house any more every-time I visit my family I feel pride . Pride that I taught my daughter how important home ownership is .Pride in how much love my son in law John puts into this house .

 

Pride of ownership is what you put into a house it gives back to you -

Most of ALL PRIDE of Ownership is how much LOVE is in Your House

I have always had compassion for my clients when they moved   I understand the stress of packing ,turning on utilities ,change of address , dealing with movers , mortgage companies, title companies  and all the stress that is involved in the moving process .

 

What type of agent do you want to represent you ? 

 

If you are looking for an agent who will understand and work hard to make it an

easier transition for you please contact me 

 hannahremax@gmail.com

215-820-3376

 

 

 This  post is an entry to Debe Maxwell, CRS challenge Pride of Homeownership

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Hannah Williams
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Michael Jacobs  You are so kind to say so. My parents always owned their owned their own home and so did  everyone in my family. My husbands family were renters so it did take some coaching on my part to convince Joe that we were making the right decision 

Sheri Sperry - MCNE®  Funny you should say this as when I have first time buyers I do tell them this story. Many times they want the homes of their dreams for their first home. I explain that  you have to take stepping stones as I myself did . You know what they listen and understand. The best part is they usually come back to me too when they are ready for the next step . 

Thank you both for your very kind comments 

Hannah 

 

Jun 14, 2019 05:43 AM #14
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel  So glad you did find my post and I was able to share my story with you as you are so important to me .

Grant Schneider  It is so important to LISTEN to what clients say . My last hairdresser told me not to tell him how to cut hair he doesn't tell me how to sell Real Estate - I told him I do not take my clients to Feasterville when they want NE Philadelphia then I found a new hair dresser who listened to what I wanted and now my hair looks awesome . I will never leave her .

Kathy Streib  I enjoyed writing this post and it did come from my heart. I hope I was able to convey it . I do tell this story to my first time homebuyers. 

Thank you for taking the time to read and your kind comment 

Hannah 

 

Jun 14, 2019 06:00 AM #15
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Myrl Jeffcoat , What a kind Realtor to loan you money. I do not remember how I found this wonderful Real Estate agent who sold my house. She was terrific . Someone referred her to me and she did her job and then some. It was shame she referred me to the agent she did as he was horrid and lazy.

Thank you for sharing 

Hannah 

Jun 14, 2019 06:10 AM #16
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Myrl Jeffcoat  I can not thank you enough to honor me with a Feauture in your group the Olds Farts Club --

Thank You So Very Much 

You are so Kind 

Hannah 

Jun 14, 2019 06:13 AM #17
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Good afternoon Hannah. I really enjoyed this post. You were smart and went with your gut: two good things. You also listen! Yeah.

Jun 14, 2019 09:49 AM #18
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Such a wonderful story!  I bought my home before I was an agent and now I look back upon that experience and learned from being on the other side.

Jun 14, 2019 11:26 AM #19
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Sheila Anderson Yes that was something I learned early  LISTEN 

Brian England  If we do not learn we are doomed to repeat them -

Thank you both for taking the time to read and comment means so much to me 

Hannh 

Jun 14, 2019 04:36 PM #20
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400  Yes it is wonderful it fills my heart with The Pride of Home-Ownership 

Thank you for You Kindness it is greatly Appreciated 

Hannah 

Jun 14, 2019 04:39 PM #21
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Hannah like you homeownership is something I am also proud of, and have been fortunate to have owned two homes.

Jun 14, 2019 05:10 PM #22
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What a sweet, sweet story. I love that your kiddos now live in the house. And yes, loving your house and showing pride of ownership is so wonderful. It's what we all should do...

Jun 15, 2019 06:54 AM #23
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Hannah, what a heart-warming story of your home-ownership. I think I will reblog it, too. You made the right decision what and where to buy, and you have illustrated beautifully what Pride of ownership means. I enjoyed reading your essay.

Jun 15, 2019 08:48 AM #24
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Hey sista,
Your story reminds me I need to write about my journey of homeownership.  We all have our special journeys, don't we?  I'm sure glad I started young, like you did.

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Oh my gosh, I love your story, Hannah and I can totally see you going through each and every step. As well, I can FEEL the sense of frustration with that agent who stopped by his own house during your tours - I mean, WHO DOES THAT?!!

And, kudos to you for finding the perfect home that is still 'in the family!' 

Hey, Happy Sunday and thank you so much for your entry!

Jun 16, 2019 07:57 AM #26
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George Souto  I have always felt a strong kindship to you so I am not surprised we have a similiar story 

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD  It is great that the next generation fills those walls with love it fills my heart with pride

Thank your both for taking the time to comment 

Hannah 

 

Jun 17, 2019 12:47 PM #27
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Steffy Hristova  I cannot find the right words to express the happiness I felt when I saw your re-blog it filled my hear with pride

Thank you so much 

Hannah 

Jun 17, 2019 12:50 PM #28
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Hello Sister Carol Williams  now I live in a wonderful condo community where I just take care of the inside and everything else is done for you. Life is a Journey and the pride of home ownership is a way of life for us and may be passed down  from generation to generation - looking forward to reading your journey 

 

Thank you for your comment 

Hannah 

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What a sweet and touching story.  You are so right about the love in a house.  Great post!  Kathy

Jun 18, 2019 10:02 PM #30
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Hello Debe Maxwell, CRS  The perfect house indeed that townhouse was a for sale by owner we loved that house but it is not in the family anymore. The house that is in the family came later when I was an agent working at Re/Max. That home is full of Love complete with the pride of home -ownership. We do not always get the home of our dreams with the very first house we purchase  Sometimes we must take baby steps but either way we achieve pride in what we have accomplished.

Thank Debe you for a great challenge 

Hannah 

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Kathy Schowe  You are so sweet to say so. Your  opinion means so very much .

Thank you for your kind words 

Hannah 

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Hannah Williams - My first house/baby had a similar new beginning at the same time, just like yours. And talk about those interest rates! I'll bet you didn't even blink when you heard that rate, because I didn't either. As a young family with lots of determination to achieve our goals, we didn't wast time even when all of our time was spent focused on the family!

Yours is a great story! 

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